Friday, September 24, 2021


Chinese Spinach also known as Puay Leng [Chinese Hokkien dialect], Bayam [in Malay], Por Choy [in Chinese Cantonese dialect] etc. Many people may not be a fan of this vegetable but it does have several benefits, such as for eye care, reduce oxidative stress, help prevent cancer, bone health, reduce blood pressure levels etc. It is an easy and quick cook vegetable suitable for young and old.

This dish can be served with rice or porridge for lunch or dinner. The ingredients can also be used to stir noodles of your choice. Meatless dish can also be tempting, healthy and delicious.
Vegetarian stir fry vegetables are versatile dishes where you can add other ingredients such as mushrooms [different varieties], tofu puff or tofu etc.  For non vegan, you can drizzle some cooking wine, it is alright.  For simplicity, you can just stick to the ingredients used here.

200 gm Chinese spinach - washed, cut into sections
2 pieces firm beancurd - cut thick strips
30 gm red carrot - peeled and cut thin slices
some chopped ginger [for vegetarians]
some chopped garlic [for non-vegetarians]
a few dashes of mushroom stock granules
salt to taste
dash of pepper
dash of sesame seed oil

  1. Pan fry beancurd strips in a non stick pan until golden brown.  Push aside.
  2. Add in chopped ginger or garlic.  Saute until aromatic.  Add in sliced carrots.
  3. Continue to fry for a minute or two, then add in the vegetables.
  4. Stir fry to mix ingredients well.  Add seasoning to taste.
  5. Dish up to serve.

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